27 March 2014
While the Costa Concordia was grounded...
As social networks crucify the captain of the Costa Concordia, questions must be asked about the management of navigational safety on board large ships. It may be assumed that systems tend to migrate towards states of higher risk, especially under the effect of the crew’s complacency induced by the illusion of mastering the unexpected, thus leading to a situation of unrecognised high risk. Should we then have to look at something like the "bridge team workplace" on large ships? Artelia’s answer is quite definitely YES.
... Port Revel was building the “VOYAGER”
This new model of a large podded cruise ship over 1000 feet (300 m) long transporting over 5000 people will enable masters and officers to train in shiphandling under various emergency conditions that are unlikely but always possible.
26 February 2014
17-21 March 2014 | Safety Week at Artelia
Artelia’s 2nd Safety Week will take place from 17 to 21 March 2014.
The main objective of the group’s Safety Week is to encourage all managers to strengthen their commitment in relation to safety and all employees to integrate safety into their daily lives, for themselves and for those around them, whether in a professional or personal context, starting with the construction companies working on the sites where Artelia operates around the world.
We would like to encourage our teams to "take the time to understand how our actions and behaviour can affect the safety of others". This event is part of Artelia’s commitment to develop the group’s safety culture in order to reach its “Go for Zero” objective.
Various initiatives, including information, workshop and discussion sessions, are being launched at all Artelia sites worldwide.
I act for Health & Safety is this year’s leitmotiv. Thanks to the efforts of all we can achieve our “Go for Zero” objective!
10 February 2014
Artelia and Veolia Environment selected to build a Sustainable City Simulator in Santiago, Chile
The French Ministry of Foreign Trade has chosen the consortium headed jointly by Artelia (lead partner) and Veolia Environnement to build a sustainable city simulator. This facility will be applied to a concrete case of urban development in the city of Santiago (Chile) and will incorporate urban planning solutions, services, products and technologies based on French know-how in the field of sustainable cities.
The project is part of a strategy to promote the French “better urban living” sector as expressed in the Vivapolis initiative launched by the government a few months ago.
8 January 2014
Benoît Clocheret joins Artelia as the Group's new CEO
Benoît Clocheret has been appointed CEO of the Artelia Group as of 1 January 2014.
A graduate of France's Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Benoît Clocheret, 44, has spent his entire career to date in the Suez Environnement group. He became Chairman and CEO of the group's engineering subsidiary Safege in 2010 after occupying various managerial positions in France and the United States for Suez Environnement.
As CEO of Artelia, Benoît Clocheret will oversee all of the Group's operational and support service activities. According to Alain Bentéjac and Jacques Gaillard, joint Presidents of Artelia, "The appointment of Benoît Clocheret represents a major step in the construction of Artelia. His experience in the engineering sector and knowledge of the international market will contribute to reinforce the Group's unity and performance, and give it the means to continue developing in France as well as worldwide".
Since its creation in March 2010 through a merger between consulting engineers Coteba and Sogreah, Artelia has indeed strengthened its position as a leading European consultancy specialising in the building, infrastructure, water and environment sectors. The Artelia group has enjoyed sustained profitability and growth of more than 20% over the past three years, which it ambitions to strengthen and accelerate in the years ahead.
6 January 2014
Artelia acquires QUADRIC, consolidating its range of infrastructure engineering services
In December 2013 the Artelia group acquired Quadric, a company based near Lyon, specialising in the field of civil engineering structures (bridges, viaducts, etc.).
After acquiring the SECOA design office last September, Artelia, a leading construction engineering group on French and international markets, is thus continuing to consolidate its range of infrastructure engineering services in particular to motorway companies, the French national railway company (SNCF), public transportation authorities and public-sector project owners (the French State, regional councils and urban area authorities).
This merger hence bolsters Artelia’s activities in the field of transportation-related civil engineering structures (roads and railways) by adding further expertise in the assessment, maintenance and repairing of bridges, viaducts and tunnels.
Artelia is now one of France’s leading specialists in civil engineering structures.